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What Makes Students Feel Safe on Campus?

The society that we live in today demands something from us previous generations did not have to consider: Personal safety on the college campus. This is especially true for young people venturing away from home for the first time. The fact is that personal safety is a consideration for all of us today, but college […]


Whittier College Leadership Program

Sponsored Content “Leadership is not a gene and it’s not an inheritance. Leadership is an identifiable set of skills and abilities that are available to all of us.” This quotation on the Whittier College website summarizes the challenge that is addressed by LEAP (Leadership and Experience Programs) at Whittier. LEAP is designed to develop leadership […]


Is College Football Bad for Students?

With all the focus on college football playoffs, it is easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding schools with major football programs. They certainly do their best to draw attention. But is it for the right reasons? For parents and high school students that are focused on the quality of education – and […]

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What’s Wrong with Most College Rankings

Benjamin Franklin has been quoted as saying, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” And he was right, of course, except that maybe one more item could be included on his list: yearly college rankings. In this country, nothing is perhaps more certain that death, taxes, and the […]


Forbes Top 20 Rankings – Liberal Arts Schools Balance Out the Usual Ivy League Domination

When Forbes publishes its list of “America’s Top Colleges,” people everywhere scramble to find their alma-mater, current school, or prospective college. These rankings take into consideration factors such as student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, and graduation rate. It is expected that the prestigious Ivy League Colleges would dominate the top of this list, as […]